FICTION, NON-FICTION, AND PROJECTS
STRAWBERRY BLONDES FOREVER
In college, I took an Honors class about Sherlock Holmes. This was at the height of the craze for the BBC show Sherlock, and one of our assignments was to write a spec script for the show based on one of Doyle's original Holmes stories. My script, titled "Strawberry Blondes Forever," is based on the story "The Red-HeadedLeague."
HON 394 RESEARCH PAPER | APRIL 2014
(Hetero)sexualizing the Detective, the Physicist, and the Angel: Heteronormativity in Pop Culture Television.
This research paper was written for an Honors-level class on human sexuality. Our final paper had to be 20+ pages and explore topics we had discussed during the semester. My project explored heteronormativity at work in the love lives of protagonists from three popular TV shows at the time: Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory, and Supernatural.
WEBSITE CONTENT EDITING/CREATION | AUGUST 2017
Academic Advising Center (AAC) Majors Page
For my graduate capstone project, I edited or wrote all of the content for the AAC Majors Page, the website listing all of the undergraduate academic programs and their associated career paths at the University of Utah. I edited and updated some program information that had been pre-written by individual departments to ensure uniform information and voice; other programs did not have preexisting information, requiring me to research and write all content for the page from scratch.
Click the icon above for a before and after of the content as of 2017, and click the link in the title above to see the website today.
GRADUATE PROPOSAL | DECEMBER 2018
Determining the Value of Personality Assessments as Academic Advising Tools by Collecting Qualitative Feedback: Our Exploring Students’ Views on the MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsFinder
Written for my graduate degree, this proposal explored which personality or interest assessments might be most popular and useful for students exploring majors at the University of Utah.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT U2
This short essay was written when I applied to be an editor and writer for the website @U2.com.
THE LOVING FASCINATION
A work of creative non-fiction about a night spent at a concert for the Australian new wave band The Church.
"YAHWEH" FAN LETTER
In spring 2020, the U2 fan site @U2 ran a campaign asking readers and site staff to write fan letters to some of their favorite U2 songs. This letter is about the song "Yahweh," from the 2004 album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.